Princess Cruises has announced that they will be bringing the popular TV show The Voice to their cruise ships beginning this fall. The singing competition will have auditions, mentor rehearsal sessions, and even the iconic “I Want You” chairs.
The singing competition will be called The Voice of the Ocean that will include music coaches and a live finale performance where the passengers will choose the winner. The experience will include:
- Karaoke try out sessions at the beginning of each cruise, for vocalists who are 16 years or older. There will be two opportunities to audition during open karaoke in one of the ships lounges or showrooms. Fellow guests and cruise staff will decide who moves on to compete
- Selected singers are assigned a mentor who will meet with them during the cruise to rehearse with the Princess Band and back-up singers to prepare for the best possible performance. The mentors will be a Princess musical entertainer or vocalist.
- The Voice of the Ocean Live Show, hosted by the Cruise Director on the last night of the cruise will feature up to nine contestants performing in the Princess Theater for an audience that includes three high-profile team coaches that may include one of our guest entertainers, the Hotel General Manager or even the Captain. Just like the hit TV show, the trio of coaches will listen but not see the performer as they decide to turn their “I Want You” chair to choose the singer to be on their team. Once teams are chosen coaches will then each pick one finalist. From the three finalists, the audience votes for the winner who will be awarded a trophy and most importantly, the title The Voice of the Ocean.
The Voice of the Ocean will debut on Regal Princess in October and followed by Caribbean Princess and Royal Princess in November. The show will roll out to an additional eight Princess ships between January and May 2016.
This new partnership reinforces Princess Cruises “come back new” promise, elevating the guest experience with lifelong memories and enriching moments. Adrian Fischer, vice president, entertainment for Princess Cruises, said that the show will be a new way for passengers to express this love of music and performing.